HSTA Science Symposium Taking Place at Concord University

For Immediate Release: 
May 01 2014

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu







ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University is hosting the Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA) Science Symposium for the southern area on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The event will bring approximately 400 students to the Athens campus. Activities will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

HSTA is a math and science enrichment program for West Virginia students in grades 9-12. Established by West Virginia University, HSTA is a partnership that encourages and empowers minority and underrepresented students and communities.

Counties represented in Saturday’s southern symposium include: Boone, McDowell, Cabell, Lincoln, Mercer, Greenbrier, Fayette, Kanawha, Mingo, Logan and Raleigh.

During the symposium, HSTA students will present their research projects to a panel of judges. 

Concord University is offering scholarship opportunities to participants and winners of the academic competition. All students who participate will be eligible to receive a $500 one-time, non-renewable scholarship to Concord University. First, second and third place in the competition will be eligible for additional scholarships to Concord University based on placement. These will be renewable for eight consecutive semesters if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA (grade point average.) A student must register with the Office of Admissions during the event to qualify for scholarships.

For additional information about HSTA visit: http://www.wv-hsta.org


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.